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Tutoring 2: Learning to Make Data Tables

Grade Level: 6-8

National Standards Connections

National Science Education Standards (NSES): Science as inquiry
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
    • Use data to construct a reasonable explanation. (K-4)
    • Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data. (5-8)
    • Use mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry. (5-8)
    • Use technology and mathematics to improve investigations and communications. (9-12)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Standards for School Mathematics: Data Analysis and Probability
  • Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer them
    • Represent data using concrete objects, pictures, and graphs. (PK-2)
    • Represent data using tables and graphs such as line plots, bar graphs, and line graphs. (3-5)
    • Recognize the difference in representing categorical and numerical data. (3-5)
    • Select, create, and use appropriate graphical representations of data, including histograms, box plots, and scatterplots. (6-8)
  • Select and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data
    • Describe parts of the data and the set of data as a whole to determine what the data show (PK-2)
    • Describe the shape and important features of a set of data and compare related data sets, with emphasis on how the data are distributed (3-5)
    • Use measurers of center, focusing on the median, and understand what each does and does not indicate abut the data set (3-5)
    • Compare different representations of the same data and evaluate how well each representation shows important aspects of the data (3-5)
    • Find, use, and interpret measures of center and spread, including mean and interquartile range (6-8)
    • Discuss and understand the correspondence between data sets and their graphical representations, especially histograms ... (6-8)
  • Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data
These standards are from the National Science Education Standards National Research Council. National Science Education Standards. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1996. http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/nses/